VIDEO: Rolla Police Make Teenage Cancer Patient's Baddass Wish Come True
"Aaron has dreamed of being a police officer his entire life."
So begins a heartwarming video that chronicles the day Aaron Settles spent as a police officer in Rolla, where officers went all out to make the teenager's dream a reality.
Settles, who is battling stage IV cancer, wasn't just given a badge a or chance to sit in the patrol car: He cuffed perps, joined a SWAT team, busted drug dealers and filled out paperwork. He did everything but get partnered with an ornery detective just weeks from retirement.
The full video is below, as well as some of our favorite moments.
A Rolla detective told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that one of the department's dispatchers mentors Settles. "When she brought him and his wish to our attention, it was a no-brainer on what needed to happen. She sent out an e-mail and everyone jumped on board."
Here are some moments that (fair warning) may get you charged with two felony counts of the feels after watching.
Though it's not shown, we assume Settles learned how test the cocaine's purity by tasting a little off the tip of a Bowie knife.